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Cardiff Limousine & Transportation, in business since 1990, is the premier transportation company in the Greater Palm Springs area.  Voted “Best in The Valley” by The Desert Sun newspaper readers and rated among the top 100 limousine and transportation companies in the country, Cardiff Transportation has built its reputation based on personalized convention and private transportation service at competitive rates, safety, and reliability.  Cardiff Transportation maintains membership in local chambers of commerce.

Its modern fleet of over 70 luxury vehicles, world-class ground transportation service, as well as highly trained SPAB (School Pupil Activity Bus) certified drivers, have made Cardiff Limousine & Transportation the hands-down choice of individuals, groups, meeting planners, incentive houses, destination management companies, and tour operators nationwide.  Whatever your requirement – from an intimate night out on the town for two or shuttle service for 50 – Cardiff has the perfect vehicle to suit your needs.

Cardiff has been a transportation leader in the Greater Palm Springs area for thirty years.  It is fully licensed and insured with vetted drivers.  Cardiff’s impressive fleet is perfectly maintained by in-house mechanics and technicians, as well as meticulously cleaned before each service.  Our experienced staff easily works with private individuals, meeting and party planners, destination management companies, tour companies and incentive houses to create ideal transportation packages.

Cardiff is Department of Defense certified and School Pupil Activity Bus (SPAB) certified.  Our manifest and reservation specialists are dedicated to keeping all transportation details of your program on track.  Our courteous, uniformed chauffeurs are thoroughly screened and have impeccable driving records.  Never out of touch, all vehicles have advanced chauffeur communications systems.  Our dispatchers are in communication with our drivers 24/7.

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Cardiff is at the forefront of green initiatives.  It has developed an aggressive corporate policy that includes the use of biodiesel fuel to promote a cleaner environment, an internal recycling program and state-of-the-art systems to lower emissions in all late-model buses.  Eco-friendly buses lead every other travel mode in terms of fuel efficiency on a per passenger basis.  A single Cardiff bus averages over 200 passenger miles per gallon and can replace up to 55 cars on our highways.

Your safety and comfort are our foremost priorities.  All of our vehicles undergo regularly scheduled maintenance and safety checks by our team of expert mechanics and technicians based at our state-of-the art facility in Palm Desert, California.  Our facility is equipped with computerized diagnostics and an on-site fueling station.

Cardiff maintains a secure computerized profile of your account history including invoicing details such as passenger file, time and date of travel, as well as who made and authorized the reservation.  We provide billing within 24-48 hours.  For multi-day events, computerized statements with billing for each group are readily available.

We can accommodate any transportation request during the most active times in the Greater Palm Springs area including The Palm Springs Film Festival, PGA Careerbuilder Challenge, BNP Paribas Tennis Open, LPGA’s ANA Inspiration Golf Tournament, Coachella Music Festival, Stagecoach Music Festival, Modernism Week and El Paseo Fashion Week among other annual events.


Thirty years ago, Gary Cardiff successfully launched and nurtured his dream of operating a premier transportation company in the Greater Palm Springs area. During this time, Gary built a solid reputation with his keen eye for stylish well-maintained vehicles and qualified drivers, his insistence on safety first, his hands-on approach dealing with clients, and his continuing quest to provide first-class service and customer satisfaction. This impressive list of high standard goals set by Gary has become synonymous with the name CARDIFF.

Gary is a past president of the College of the Desert Alumni Association, a board member of ACT for MS, and a current board member and past officer of the Greater Palm Springs Convention and Visitors Authority.

A passionate sportsman, Gary toured Europe as an amateur with the London Welsh Rugby team and turned professional for France’s Perpignan team. His international experience took on a local twist when he returned to the Greater Palm Springs area and founded the Rugby Club of the Desert. Gary is married to his lovely wife, Sharon, who has an extensive background in retail fashion. Together the Cardiffs have created eye-appealing designs for many of their Euro bus exteriors and interiors.